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Hamar Waterfront

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Hamar Waterfront

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Type: Prequalified Competition
Client: Hamar municipality with private developers
Program: Strategy and urban design
Size: 3 km2
Location: Hamar, Norway
Status: Delivered 2014

Team: Anders Ese, Henning Sunde, Anne Bjørndal
Collaborators: Norconsult

Together with Norconsult, Rodeo were invited to study the possibility of waterfront development in Hamar, given that the train line passing through the city center today, relocates. The proposed future railway line cuts across the bay in front of the city center.

With this premise as a basis, Rodeo articulated three main goals for the future development: to preserve and strengthen Hamar as a railway city, to give the inhabitants of better access to lake Mj¯sa, and to suggest a development that preserves Hamar as a five-minute-city where everything in the city center is easily accessible on foot.

Our proposed solution seeks to create a new neighborhood on an island (Tjuvholmen) in the lake, reshaping the island in order to bring it in closer proximity to the city center. The establishment of a series of pathways along the shoreline, as well as the introduction of new program and cultivation of already existing program, renders the shoreline more accessible and offers the inhabitants of Hamar a range of lakeside activities, by the water's edge as well as in the water.

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Type: Prequalified Competition
Client: Hamar municipality with private developers
Program: Strategy and urban design
Size: 3 km2
Location: Hamar, Norway
Status: Delivered 2014

Team: Anders Ese, Henning Sunde, Anne Bjørndal
Collaborators: Norconsult

Together with Norconsult, Rodeo were invited to study the possibility of waterfront development in Hamar, given that the train line passing through the city center today, relocates. The proposed future railway line cuts across the bay in front of the city center.

With this premise as a basis, Rodeo articulated three main goals for the future development: to preserve and strengthen Hamar as a railway city, to give the inhabitants of better access to lake Mj¯sa, and to suggest a development that preserves Hamar as a five-minute-city where everything in the city center is easily accessible on foot.

Our proposed solution seeks to create a new neighborhood on an island (Tjuvholmen) in the lake, reshaping the island in order to bring it in closer proximity to the city center. The establishment of a series of pathways along the shoreline, as well as the introduction of new program and cultivation of already existing program, renders the shoreline more accessible and offers the inhabitants of Hamar a range of lakeside activities, by the water's edge as well as in the water.